Apr 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BS/Quantitative Economics and Econometrics, MS

Program Coordinator: Philip Rothman (A-424 Brewster Building; 252-328-6151; rothmanp@ecu.edu)

The Economics, BS/Economics and Econometrics, MS accelerated program is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor of science (BS) in economics and is intended for outstanding undergraduates. For this program, graduate student course work will begin in the students’ fourth year of undergraduate study and be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students are formally admitted to the master of science (MS) program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed. It is anticipated that a full year of study beyond completion of undergraduate economics requirements will be required to complete this program.

Undergraduate economics students may apply to the program after completion of a minimum of 80 eligible undergraduate semester hours and can begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 eligible undergraduate semester hours (120 credit hours are required for the bachelor’s degree in economics). Up to 12 semester hours of graduate courses may be counted towards completion of both the undergraduate degree and master’s degree.

Students accepted into the accelerated program must earn a grade of B or above in all graduate coursework to continue in the accelerated program. Students who earn a C in any graduate course will still be able to count that course toward the bachelor’s degree, but will not be eligible to take additional graduate courses in the accelerated program. Students will be able to reapply to the master’s program.

Students accepted into the Economics, BS/Economics and Econometrics, MS accelerated program and can take up to 12 s.h. from the following courses:

Admission Process

Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program found in the Admission and Readmission  section of this catalog.